Denver golf courses benefit from the same conditions—gorgeous mountain views and a record of sunny days that always surprises out-of-towners—that have made the city’s residents among the nation’s most avid outdoor enthusiasts. Golfers of all skill levels can tee off on a number of fine municipal courses, such as the Kennedy Golf Course, or wangle an invite to the Cherry Creek golf course to show off their etiquette on the top-of-the-line, Jack Nicklaus–designed holes. True devotees of the sport, however, will want to make a 30-mile pilgrimage south to find Castle Pines, which has been ranked on Golf Digest’s list of the best courses in the country every year since 1987.

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